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The Power of No: Because One Little Word Can Bring Health, Abundance, and Happiness
     

The Power of No: Because One Little Word Can Bring Health, Abundance, and Happiness

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by James Altucher
 

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     How many times have you heard yourself saying yes to the wrong things—overwhelming requests, bad relationships, time-consuming obligations? How often have you wished you could summon the power to turn them down? This lively, practical guide helps you take back that power—and shows that a well-placed “No” can not

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     How many times have you heard yourself saying yes to the wrong things—overwhelming requests, bad relationships, time-consuming obligations? How often have you wished you could summon the power to turn them down? This lively, practical guide helps you take back that power—and shows that a well-placed “No” can not only save you time and trouble, it can save your life.

     Drawing on their own stories as well as feedback from their readers and students, James Altucher and Claudia Azula Altucher clearly show that you have the right to say no: To anything that is hurting you. To standards that no longer serve you. To people who drain you of your creativity and expression. To beliefs that are not true to the real you. When you do, you’ll be freed to say a truly powerful “Yes” in your life—one that opens the door to opportunities, abundance, and love.

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“James Altucher is scary smart.” — Stephen Dubner, author of Freakonomics


“What I like about James is you can tell he came from a roller coaster. He chose his own path to success without knowing the outcome. And . . . one thing is for sure: if you don’t make courageous choices for yourself, nobody else will.” — Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter
 

“Every ‘no’ makes space for the perfect ‘yes.’ It’s impossible to thrive in an overcommitted world. And yet it’s so easy to get caught up—to drain our energy bank account, leaving us mentally, physically, and spiritually bankrupt. Your freedom may be closer than you think. The Power of No by James and Claudia Altucher is an invitation to a universe of meaningful opportunities on the other side of ‘no.’ I’m so grateful for this book and I know you will be too.” — Kris Carr, New York Times best-selling author of Crazy Sexy Kitchen


“The Power of No takes a fresh approach to becoming masterful at using ‘no’ to say ‘yes’ to life. Grounded in both practical and spiritual wisdom, James and Claudia take the reader on an unexpected journey that explores a variety of ways we prevent ourselves from being fully present in the here and now. Their book is filled with magic that can change your life if you’re brave enough to follow their lead!” — Cheryl Richardson, author of The Art of Extreme Self Care


“I would recommend this book to any member of the human species. It’s bold, empowering, and useful. It gave me the courage to turn down distractions so that I could focus on the important things in life, like endorsing this book.” — A. J. Jacobs, New York Times best-selling author of Drop Dead Healthy

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401945879
Publisher:
Hay House, Inc.
Publication date:
07/15/2014
Pages:
221
Sales rank:
177,136
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

James Altucher is a successful entrepreneur, chess master, spiritual teacher, and writer. He has started and run more than 20 companies, some of which failed, several of which he sold for large exits. But more important, James has been inspiring people both in person through hundreds of events, through his books, and through weekly Q&A Twitter sessions by speaking on topics including stress, fear, anxiety, money, and relationships. His writing has appeared in most major national media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, ABC, Elephant Journal, Tech Crunch, and Thought Catalog. His blog, The Altucher Confidential, has attracted more than 15 million readers since its launch in 2010. He is the author of eleven books, including the motivational bestseller Choose Yourself and I Was Blind but Now I See. Join him at www.jamesaltucher.com.
 
Claudia Azula Altucher is an author and a teacher of yoga, meditation, and philosophy. She authored 21 Things to Know Before Starting an Ashtanga Yoga Practice, and she often gives talks or retreats on yoga and meditation. She also writes for many media outlets, including Thought Catalog, Elephant Journal, Feel Gooder, and My Yoga Life. Claudia has worked hand in hand with her husband, James, for years, co-writing blog posts and editing each other’s works. They have held spiritual retreats together and practice the Power of No on a daily basis. You can contact her through her website at ClaudiaYoga.com or on Twitter at @ClaudiaYoga.

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The Power of No: Because One Little Word Can Bring Health, Abundance, and Happiness 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
nancylmt12 More than 1 year ago
I'm in the middle of reading this and enjoying it very much. I often have trouble saying no, resulting in many commitments that I simply dread. I also enjoy the authors' personal stories and how the power of no has helped them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
thebalancediet More than 1 year ago
“No.” Is one tiny word that has a huge impact for everyone in every walk of life. In their book, The Power of No, James Altucher and Claudia Azula Altucher help readers to see how such a seemingly negative word can bring an abundance of positivity to your life. The book is broken down into James and Claudia’s seven levels of no and subsequent exercises that help you learn to master them so that you too can say no to the negative and yes to abundance in all facets of your life.  The title of this book is what drew me in. As a wife and a mother I find myself bending over backwards a ton for people.  Whether it be for my daughter, my husband, my parents, or my in-laws…I find myself sacrificing what I want and need all too often for the “better,” of others. What this book helped me realize is that while yes, I was doing good for others, I was not doing good for myself. It was a never-ending cycle of putting myself on hold and not being true to me.   Yes, I still make allowances for people, but I’ve learned that it’s important not to do it at the expense of myself. I really enjoyed this book, but felt while it made a lot of amazing points….it was too choppy in nature. I almost wish it would have had less information to cover, but expounded more on less. Nevertheless, I learned that in saying, “No,” more I was actually saying, “Yes,” to owning my truth and my power….and that’s a pretty wonderful thing.  I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book rates 5 stars for its important message about putting aside what we don't want in order to find the freedom to achieve and allow what we do want. It loses 3 stars for the lack of fact-checking, which is a distraction. Please note: The brain does not think. The mind does.